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National Coordinator Biography


Katelijne Declerck, Justice, Belgian Appeals Commission for Refugees

Justice Katelijne Declerck has worked almost exclusively in the area of legal protection of refugees since 1979 while in Thailand during the South East Asian refugee crisis. After one year at UNICEF, she returned to UNHCR from 1981 untill 1993, when she was appointed judge in the Belgian Appeals Commission for Refugees. Currently, she is a member of council of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges.

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